These BFFs have matching bandages, not bracelets.
Two joeys at the Waroona Veterinary Clinic in Australia are helping each other recover from bad burns and broken hearts. After a series of severe brushfires in Waroona, the pair of female baby kangaroos were discovered in the wilderness with scorched paws and fur, sitting next to the bodies of their mothers, GWN News reports.
The blaze ravaged thousands of acres, destroying 160 homes and taking the lives of two humans, as well as numerous animals wild and domesticated. Many critters — including cats, dogs, cattle and sheep — have found themselves in animal hospitals across the area being treated for burns and smoke inhalation.
That’s how these two little girls were brought together. While they’ve lost their families, they found one another — the pair have become inseparable at the clinic and can often be caught given each other kisses.[facebook url="https://www.facebook.com/waroonavet/videos/10153871596798967/" /]
Rescue groups are working to help the dozens of wild animals still wandering around with injuries. Volunteers are conducting regular food and water drops to make up for the resources that have been burnt away, and are trying to pick up and treat as many of the injured creatures as they can.
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On Thursday, Waroona Veterinary Clinic posted on their Facebook page that all of the animals under their care are showing improvement and that they’ve been overwhelmed with donations since news of the joeys has started to spread. The outpouring of support has been so generous, the hospital has stopped asking for funds for the time being, because they’ve received enough money to cover the treatment of all the animals currently in their custody. It’s a somewhat happy ending to a tragic tale.